She : Ekla Cholo Re Paperback – 2015
Book was launched by Mr. Gopal Hosur, Rtd. IPS at Bengaluru ; Mr. Ramana, National Award Nominee and Scientist at Hyderabad ; Dr. Col. Prakash & Dr. Khan at International Conference of Medical Sciences and Social Sciences, Mysuru and Sri. Somaraju, Prl District and Sessions Judge,Vijayapura.
Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one's own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the 'he' or 'she' bracket, thanks to our social conditioning. Will she be successful in her mission? Find out in She, an utterly absorbing read that derives inspiration from Tagore's "Ekla Cholo Re" song, which urges everyone to move on despite the fear of abandonment from others.
"She is one of the finest book to read" - Sujeeth Kumar, Project Manager, MNC Bengaluru
"A story often untold. Appreciate the team for presenting She in the best possible harmonious way!" - N K Narasimhan, CEO and Co-Founder, Nascor Technologies, Bengaluru
"Don't miss the ending!" - Raghunath Babu Are, Employee at Microsoft, Bengaluru
Mr P V Ramana, National Award Nominee and Scientist says "It is good have sympathy on cows and dogs, but better to have sympathy on our own species first. Mankind has so many sections of people who deserve much more attention and sympathy than what they get now. This novel is an attempt to draw our attention on one such set of people. It is not easy to run a novel with just two characters mainly and still succeed in its aim. The authors have very nicely managed this without loosing the grip on the readers. It is our social responsibility to read such books to know the unknown feelings of our own mankind."
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I love how the author have picked up a theme and have worked towards it with the support of a good story. Usually what I have noticed in author’s work is an imperfect ending and a chaotic execution and that is why I loved the patience and level of treatment that the author had used for this book
No doubt they had a powerful message to deliver but I guess the message is a little muffled but the story on the other hand was quite impactful. When I say a muffled message, what I mean is that the book does not exactly brings out a solution or question about the topic at hand, if that was the aim, but if you take the book as a simple story to narrate or bring you eyes to a certain life then yes it has accomplished that as the author bravely and vividly portrays the picture of a person caught up in a dilemma which forms the theme of the book. So yes in that regard there is a good message.
Above everything it’s the treatment that deserves the appreciation because I can honestly say that I was completely engrossed in the story as it was quick and really focused on narrating the story rather than setting the scene or irrelevant character structure as when the story unfolds you get every details as crisp and clear as they could get
There are two things that bothered me. One . the very first opening remains as a standalone because I couldn’t clue it to the rest of the story just felt a tiny part forcefully inserted in the beginning but this is just a couple of paragraphs and once the story catches the momentum, there is no stopping the book. Two. I personally did not like the full English translated version of the Tagore’s poem that becomes the core theme of the book. I wish it would have been a little more easy to comprehend as it fails to invoke the true spirit of the actual Poem but then these are very minute things and mostly just my nagging
As I keep saying about the author’s book, it is a quick read and hardly demanding any time of yours but this time around the book comes with a good story that will for sure keep you glued till the end
She, an exceptional kind of story, is all about a transgender Kusum who doesn't fit in he or she category. Kusum struggles to find her own identity as her family and lover abandon her.
Kusum under goes through a sex change surgery, only for her lover so that she could marry him and they led a happy life ever after but he leaves her despite of Kusum's effort to be with him.
A quick read it us and the thing that disappointed me was, it could be more descriptive.
As earlier said also, the title is so good but the cover doesn't come under that wow-it's-amazing-cover or the-cover-is-so-good category.
The blurb is apt. The ending of the story is unexpected totally so don't miss that (telling you before hand.)
The song 'Ekla Cholo Re' that the Author chosen to write the story on and also included in between the novel is worth praising.
The language and the writing style is good and easy to understand. I've found slight grammatical errors there in the book.
Overall a light read it was.
And keeping all the good points and turn offs in mind, I would rate it 3.8 stars out of 5.
Title- The title SHe Ekla Cholo Re is apt as She stands for a woman and Ekla Cholo Re is a bengali song which means If no one answers your call then go on your own way. This story revolves around the title and makes it impeccable.
Plot- The plot of the story is complicated written in a simple way. It is a story of Kusum who goes through trials and tribulations. The way Kusum struggles to find her own identity seems a roller coaster ride and the way the readers witness her follies, sorrows. She is being exploited and the way she is treated by her family could shock anyone. This is the story of her undying passion for life, her love and aspirations.
Characterization- Frankly speaking there are only two main characters who are present in the story while the others are part of main protagonist's story. Kusum is a she male who comes across Dr. Rajendra Mukherjee on a highway. She takes lift from him and the journey of their life starts. They start discussing about things and slowly KUsum reveals her dark past and the struggles she went through. She is a complex character who is in search of her identity.
Whereas, Raj is a flat character who is a good listener and could feel Kusum's sorrows . he ends up falling for her and is ready to accept her despite of her being a transgender. He respects her which makes him a hero in our eyes.
Through the story, we comes across Debu who happens to be Kusum's lover. He is a round character who changes with change in time. His love is not pure and is biased. He is selfish and chooses his reputation and career. He abandons Kusum which brings a void in her life.
Style- The story is slow paced and it gives readers time to absorb the events. The best part is, it is a novelette which can be read in one go. The use of poetic and musical diction is an icing on the cake. The authors have used impersonal descriptions which raise appraisal. Furthermore, the dialogues are powerful and the conversational style of writing takes away my heart. This book leaves a very important message in our minds : No matter what a person is, one should be respected.
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